Got a letter through today, looks like my local council are proposing cutting council tax benefit by 25% from next year. What it effectively means that 25% is that your contributions each month will more than double. I don't know, just gets harder by the day. The thing about council tax benefit is that you've got to be pretty much skint to qualify for it, it's all income and savings related. I wouldn't mind so much, but all I get is me refuse collected every other week.